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Jin Yong  [Edit]
Associated Names
Louis Cha
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Haining, Zhejiang, China
Birth Date
February 6, 1924
Last Updated
May 5th, 10:36am PST
Louis Cha, (traditional Chinese: 查良鏞; simplified Chinese: 查良镛; pinyin: Zhā Liángyōng), known with his pen name Jin Yong (Chinese: 金庸; pinyin: Jīn Yōng; Cantonese Yale: Gām Yùhng) is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language novelists. Co-founder of the Hong Kong daily Ming Pao, which he started in 1959, he was the paper's first editor-in-chief and held this position until 1993, when he retired. He has also written and directed two films.[citation needed]

Cha's fiction, which are of the Wuxia ("martial arts and chivalry") genre, has a widespread following in Chinese-speaking areas, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and United States. His fourteen novels and a short fiction composed between 1955 and 1972 earned him a reputation as one of the finest Wuxia writers ever. He is currently the best-selling Chinese author alive; over 100 million copies of his works have been sold worldwide (not including unknown number of bootleg copies)

Cha's works have been translated into Korean, English, Japanese, French, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Burmese and Thai and he has many fans abroad as well, thanks to the numerous adaptations of his works made into films, television series, manhua (comic books), and video games.
Blood Type
Action(7)  Historical(6)  Martial Arts(6)  Adventure(5)  Romance(5)  Drama(3)  Shounen(3)  Fantasy(2)  Seinen(2)  Comedy(1)  Tragedy(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Knight-Errant   Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Shounen   2005
Legend of the Condor Heroes   Action, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen, Tragedy   1998
Legendary Couple   Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance   --
Royal Tramp   Comedy, Drama, Historical, Romance, Shounen   2000
Shachou Eiyuuden Eaglet   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Romance, Shounen   2009
So Ho kang Ho   Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen   2005
The Eagle Shooting Heroes   Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial Arts, Romance   2007
Tian Long Ba Bu   Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial Arts, Romance   --
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